Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. The NAHB RemodelorsTM Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.
The Remodelors Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with the NAHB Research Center, NAHB Seniors Housing Council and AARP developed the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the needs of consumers who want to make their house a home for a lifetime - regardless of one's age, or functional abilities.
A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist is specially trained in:
- The unique needs of older people
- Home modifications that can help people continue living independently in their homes longer
- Common remodeling projects
- Solutions to common barriers
CAPS professionals have been taught the strategies and techniques for designing and building aesthetically pleasing, barrier-free living environments. The CAPS program goes beyond design to address the codes and standards, common remodeling projects and their costs, product ideas and resources needed
to provide comprehensive and practical